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        06-22-2009, 12:57 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Wow everyone..
    Thnk you so much for all the information.
    Walkinthewalk...thanks for addressing each questions as you did.
    At this time would lke to follow the vets instructions and see what happens. I was supposed to get a phone call from the shoer who was recomended to me. I have heard he works with the vets and their referrals. It has been a long while since I hae been responsible for my own horse and I was not really expecting His feet to be so long and unkept when he arrived to me from my fathers place.
    My horse is an 8 yr old TB gelding from the race track. He never raced. I made to much of a stink and my dad brought him hime for me but then I injured myself at work and then was in a car accident. I could not do a whole lot for five yrs...so My horse was at my dad breeding farm.
    He has not been handled on a regular basis so I am in the process of trying to establish some respect and also get his feet under control.
    Two very challenging things at the moment.
    I try my best to think about how my horse feels being in a new and strange place and then having his shoes off and a trim and left sore footed on certain surfaces.
    Some days he is geat and feels good and others he does not. Walking on gravel sucks for him so I try to avoid it if I can or put some protective boots on his fronts
    I did take some pictures about a week ago and I think tomorrow I amy take somemore to see how the feet ar progressnig since he has now been in his new home for almost a month. It iwll be a month at the end of this coming week.
    He had the shoes taken off his 4th day here I think. I would have to check my records.
    It is difficult to deal with and try to gain his respect at the same time.
    When at my parents ranch I did not have these issue, but then again I was not handleing him every day...
    I sometimes just go out and hang out with him and don't really do anything but brush him and let him eat grass.
    Just bonding time.
    Anyway...I have lots of questions to ask the shoer if I can get him out this week as he stated in his last e-mail and phone convo last week.
    Thanks again...
    Half Pass
         
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        06-22-2009, 08:10 AM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by HalfPass    
    Wow everyone..
    Thnk you so much for all the information.
    Walkinthewalk...thanks for addressing each questions as you did.
    At this time would lke to follow the vets instructions and see what happens. I was supposed to get a phone call from the shoer who was recomended to me. I have heard he works with the vets and their referrals. It has been a long while since I hae been responsible for my own horse and I was not really expecting His feet to be so long and unkept when he arrived to me from my fathers place.
    My horse is an 8 yr old TB gelding from the race track. He never raced. I made to much of a stink and my dad brought him hime for me but then I injured myself at work and then was in a car accident. I could not do a whole lot for five yrs...so My horse was at my dad breeding farm.
    He has not been handled on a regular basis so I am in the process of trying to establish some respect and also get his feet under control.
    Two very challenging things at the moment.
    I try my best to think about how my horse feels being in a new and strange place and then having his shoes off and a trim and left sore footed on certain surfaces.
    Some days he is geat and feels good and others he does not. Walking on gravel sucks for him so I try to avoid it if I can or put some protective boots on his fronts
    I did take some pictures about a week ago and I think tomorrow I amy take somemore to see how the feet ar progressnig since he has now been in his new home for almost a month. It iwll be a month at the end of this coming week.
    He had the shoes taken off his 4th day here I think. I would have to check my records.
    It is difficult to deal with and try to gain his respect at the same time.
    When at my parents ranch I did not have these issue, but then again I was not handleing him every day...
    I sometimes just go out and hang out with him and don't really do anything but brush him and let him eat grass.
    Just bonding time.
    Anyway...I have lots of questions to ask the shoer if I can get him out this week as he stated in his last e-mail and phone convo last week.
    Thanks again...
    Half Pass
    I completely understand where you're coming from. I "took over" my horse's care 5ish years ago. The first two years in college I couldn't afford to do so. All of the sudden I realized my whole childhood we had been feeding the wrong things, training the wrong way, treating the feet the wrong way, my hometown small-time vet didn't even take the 18 years that I knew him to tell me my horse's teeth needed to be floated annually! I honestly would not trust my mom to take care of my horse ever again. She is the hardest working loving person there is but she still trusts that vet and has a farrier that shows up drunk. Now Im OCD about my horse's lives and well being.
         
        06-22-2009, 09:04 AM
      #13
    Foal
    I have tried both ways with my Peruvian. She seems to go better without shoes, although on hard gravel roads I have to stay on the softer shoulders. I just chose my trails carefully and we both seem happy with that.
         
        06-22-2009, 11:21 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Hotreddun....
    Your so funny...
    I am now becoming OCD about my horse....LOL
    I feel so bad that he hurts right now but I can't wave a wand and make it go away. ALl I can do is feed right keep the cirrculation going and try and follow some path. I have not completely given up on the ide of barefoot and I am still reading about it as time goes on...
    I am on that fene once post but will follow the vets instructions for now...and see what happens.
    I love my horse and he has been in the family since the stallion was bred to my Dad's mare so he is sort of the only one left that is still in the family.
    Today is the 22 of June and I took pics of his feet on the 15th. Do you guys think I should take more pics about every 10 days to see what is going on and compare??? He is still bare foot at this time. When he was at my Dads farm and the shoer came out would come the grain bowl (yikes) when he would not pick up the right rear foot. Well that does not happen anymore and on most days he is really great about letting me pick it up and clean the foot! Yeah a little progress instead of bribery! When my dad came to visit I walked right up to my horse while he was in the pasture and picked the foot up and held it and showed my dad! He was sort of shocked.
    It is amazing that after a month my horse still has issues with certain stuff in his new home, but....he has made prgress in other area's. He is learning that it is nice to be handled every day. I have not taken him for a walk since the last rearing incident. But I amy try today and if he rears well He will see today that this behavior is not okay....I am in charge and won't let anything "get Him"
    Wish me luck!
    Half Pass
         
        06-22-2009, 11:55 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    The Shoer called and got all the info from my vet. The x-rays etc.
    He liked the fact that I was documenting the feet with photographs.
    So he is looking to ft me in this week and will call with a day and time...
    Now I am off to the ranch to take photos and work with my horsey horse...He will go to pasture tomorrow for eating time and rest...HP
         

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